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Poster: lobster12 Date: Jul 2, 2007 10:07am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: day in history

in a nutshell....the mother of all gate crashes in 1995, a great looking but very disappointing execution for 1994 and a slam dunk, money in the bank Fantasy/Jude from 1989.

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Poster: barongsong Date: Jul 2, 2007 10:45am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: day in history

Also, some of the better shows of 88 were played on these dates in Oxford. Sorry for the confusion it's already the 3rd over here in my part of the world.

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Poster: SomeDarkHollow Date: Jul 2, 2007 11:19am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: day in history

The weekend at Oxford remains one of my overall favorite Dead experiences. Combination of excellent performances, group of good friends, quality of intoxicants, weather, actual hotel room after first night, good crowd experience, ability to drive home to my own bed after the last show. Just excellent from start to finish. Damn, I miss 'em all over again.

NOTE: However, we did pass some folks who were not having such a good time. Seems the State Police had set up a "presence" at the state line and were randomly pulling over and searching "suspicious" vehicles, ie. any vehicle containg more than 12 people, signs advertising $5 bagles and meatless burgers pasted on the side, a tattered "No Nukes" bumper sticker, bald tires with mis-matched hubcaps and an overheating engine. Never was I so happy to be driving a brown 1979 Oldsmobile Cutlass Cruiser station wagon. A veritable Stealth Vehicle.

This post was modified by SomeDarkHollow on 2007-07-02 18:19:49

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Poster: wineland Date: Jul 2, 2007 1:39pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: day in history

Sounds like good times. At that time I had my parents hand me down 78 Olds Custlass Cruiser Wagon. Color was "camel" a tanish tone. I couldn't beleive what I got away with driving that car, never got pulled over.

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Poster: barongsong Date: Jul 2, 2007 11:26am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: day in history

Yea it was fun wasn't it. MX missiles flying everywhere. Forest nymphs frolicking freely by and into the tent. Ahhh, those were truly the days.

Damn I was in a full on Psychedelic painted school bus With at least 15 crazy freaks loaded to the gils on whatever was available in Rochester the night before and never saw any Police except for Shakedown which made me paranoid every time I got close to it.

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Poster: lobster12 Date: Jul 2, 2007 11:55am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: day in history

I remember Oxford very well. The fireworks, the hanglider during bird song, the adlibs by weir/phil/jerry and Weir's bright pink guitar. A wonderful time all around

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Poster: tree-ap Date: Jul 2, 2007 12:12pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: day in history

Sorry---I can't help but hijack this thread here.

Interstate 270 here in MD going from just outside DC north to Frederick, MD, where it becomes MD RT15 N. After that real hard rain @ RFK, summer 1990---driving along in fathers Olds station wagon w/NO STICKERS on it, and just a few miles outside Fredneck there was a sheriff w/a car pulled over. I slowed down to just over 60mph, and drove over a little hill to notice ANOTHER car pulled over---that seemed kinda strange. Thought to myself "there CAN'T BE any more cops after 2 cars pulled over in less than a mile." I never did actually see the cop car until it was behind me with lights blaring. So, I pulled over obediently, and Pig---"did you know you were going 67 in a 55? Where ya comin' from?" Me---"from a concert." Pig---"we're doing a safety check & you wouldn't mind if we searched your car, would you?" Did anyone ever notice that when/if you were asked this question that it was put to you in away as if you had no choice but to say "yes"? Well, being younger & stupider (is that a word?) than I currently am, I said "yes". It was drizzling and the bacon sandwich had me get into the cruiser while he wrote up my speeding ticket. Sitting in the sty watching my girlfriend & friend stand shivering in the rain while the other sandwich went through backpacks, and the glove box, and checking under the seats, etc, the ticket writing officer asked "there isn't anything in that car you don't want us to find, IS THERE???" As he asks me this I'm watching pig#2 pick up the bag of bread from the back of the station wagon---the same bag of bread that we had stuffed the rest of the baggie of mushrooms that we ate at the show in. I was thinking to myself, "oh shit! I'm about to go to jail!" THEN...I couldn't believe my eyes/luck as I watch said pig PUT THE BAG DOWN @ GET OUT OF THE CAR HAVING FOUND NOTHING! I replied back to the officer "no there's nothing in there". I still don't know how I signed that ticket because I KNOW my hand was shaking as I signed it. For every show @ either the Capital Centre or RFK from that year on, the Frederick County Sheriffs Dept conducted "safety checkpoints" after the shows on I270 coming into town---so I took backroads. It was always distressing the next day to see the front page of the paper with a picture or two of cars that were pulled over, and the list of names, where they were from, and what they were busted with. Some friends & I even distributed some copies of a map showing where to get off before crossing into Fred Co & how far to go to get around these checkpoints. I don't know how many may have seen these & heeded the warning on them, but I hope at least someone escaped incarceration.

Also, on the way to the Dean Smith Centre in NC Spring of '93, I found out later that I'd gotten off the highway just before a sign that apparently read something like
"Exit xx: Drug/Sobriety Checkpoint". The exit shown on the sign was supposed to be AFTER the next exit you came to, so most people got off @ this 1st exit only to find they'd been duped and the checkpoint was waiting for them there. So I'd just missed that checkpoint---WHEW!!!

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Poster: high flow Date: Jul 2, 2007 2:11pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: day in history

Ever heard "Texas", by Striung Cheese.

"So he opened up that cabinet
that had our little stash...

But he didn't know what it was and let us go
minus $80 bucks in cash

Get me outta this small-time Texas town
'cause I don't wanna be stuck in jail
when the sun goes down

you can't bust me
'cause you don't know what you found!"

That's yer story man! Just the wrong state!


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Poster: bluedevil Date: Jul 2, 2007 1:22pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: day in history

The thing about the Dean Dome (a builidng I hate for a multitude of reasons) struck home - NC cops do that on I-40 from Raleigh to Wilmington all the time. They say where it will be, people exit early, and they are waiting to pounce.

But then again, I got pulled by a cop on bicycle on Saturday for crossing over double yellow lines on an empty street (!)and the sob gave me the pat down and wanted to search my backpack (which had nothing other than clothes) but I told him no. Word of advice - never ask a a cop if he's having a slow day (pissed off the little piggie).

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Poster: cousinkix1953 Date: Jul 2, 2007 8:59pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: day in history

"Seems the State Police had set up a "presence" at the state line and were randomly pulling over and searching "suspicious" vehicles, ie. any vehicle containg more than 12 people, signs advertising $5 bagles and meatless burgers pasted on the side, a tattered "No Nukes" bumper sticker, bald tires with mis-matched hubcaps and an overheating engine. Never was I so happy to be driving a brown 1979 Oldsmobile Cutlass Cruiser station wagon. A veritable Stealth Vehicle."

Same story in NC during the Spring 93 tour according to RELIX magazine. Advertising on vehicles was not our thing realizing that it's just asking to be harassed in certain places.

We didn't see a lot of the Gestapo check point stuff in the Grateful Dead's own backyard until almost the end. Cops began cruising the parking lot at Shoreline in late 94 and confiscated whatever they found. I still remember those huge clear plastic bags full of weed...

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Poster: yesss! Date: Jul 2, 2007 10:31am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: day in history

also from 89- playin>crazy>wang dang to open the show!!! a pleasant little suprise! then the dude behind me stuck his lit cigarette into my back by mistake and it felt cold. blissful confusion ruled the day.

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